Ho una formazione in Storia e in Scienze della Comunicazione e Informazione.
[ Università degli Studi di Siena, University of Tilburg (Paesi Bassi), e una buona dose di formazione online ]
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What makes Marie Neurath so particularly interesting is her role in the team, as she referred to herself as “the Transformer”. Today we would consider the work of the Transformer somewhere between a data scientist and an information designer.
Marie explained the work of the transformer: “From the data given in words and figures, a way has to be found to extract the essential facts and put them into picture form. It is the responsibility of the transformer to understand the data, to get all necessary information from the expert, to decide what is worth transmitting to the public, how to make it understandable, how to link it with general knowledge or with information already given in other charts. In this sense, the transformer is the trustee of the public. He has to remember the rules and to keep them, adding new variations where advisable, at the same time avoiding unnecessary deviations which would only confuse. He has to produce a rough chart in which many details have been decided: title; arrangement, type number, and color of symbol; caption, etc. It is a blueprint from which the artist works.”